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Pachamama Alliance

  • San Francisco, CA
  • http://www.pachamama.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.

Main Programs

  1. Empowering Our Indigenous Partners
  2. Awakening the Dreamer Initiative
  3. Rainforest Ecolodge Trips
  4. Demonstrating the Economic Value of the Rainforests

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

The Pachamama Alliance was born out of a relationship formed between a
group of people from the modern world and the leaders of indigenous
groups in the remote Amazon region of Ecuador.  The Alliance works both
in the Global South and the North to preserve the
rainforest and to bring about the creation of a new global vision of
equity and sustainability for all.

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ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2011

Bill Twist

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Keywords

rainforest conservation, ecuador, indigenous capacity building, evironmental conservation, alliance

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EIN

94-3249793

 Number

2559829661

Physical Address

1009 General Kennedy Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94129

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Forest Conservation (C36)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

The Pachamama Alliance was born out of a relationship developed between a
group of people from the modern world and the leaders of remote
indigenous groups in the Amazon region of Ecuador.

 

   The Alliance
recognizes that indigenous people are the rainforests' natural
custodians, and therefore, key strategies of the alliance focus on
strengthening their culture and empowering their ability to stand for
and represent their own interests.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Empowering Our Indigenous Partners

The Pachamama Alliance
understands that indigenous people are the rainforests' natural custodians
and, thus, the key strategies of our alliance focus on empowering them
to stand for and represent their own interests as a modern world encroaches
on their land and way of living.
 

One of our initiatives
is to support the governance processes of our partners—including the
Achuar, Shuar, Shiwiar, Zapara and Kichwa—with tools and strategies
to strengthen their areas of decision making and accountability as well
as administrative capacity, including accounting, planning and leadership
evaluation.
 

We also work to strengthen
the capacity of our partners to advocate for their rights collectively
through the formation of networks and alliances. We assist in their
efforts by forming advocacy strategies and developing proposals to promote
changes in legal and institutional frameworks that encourage respect
for human rights and nature.

Category

Budget

$2,933,636.00

Population Served

Adults

Program 2

Awakening the Dreamer Initiative

The invitation from our
South American allies was clear: if we really want to help them, we
need to go to work in our part of the world.
 

The Pachamama Alliance's
response to the request from the Achuar is the Awakening the Dreamer
Initiative, which aims to wake people up from the destructive dream
that is currently devouring the planet, and to inspire us to step consciously
into a new dream–the pursuit of an environmentally sustainable, spiritually
fulfilling and socially just human presence on this Earth.
 

Right now, the principal
focus of our energy in this area is the Awakening the Dreamer: Changing
the Dream Symposium, a half-day workshop designed to awaken and
inspire people to take action in pursuit of this vision. The aim of
the Symposium is to grapple with and reconcile the very assumptions
that underlie the way we see the world and our place in it, and with
what each of us can do - both individually and cooperatively - to move
the world in this new direction.

Category

Budget

$2,933,636.00

Population Served

Adults

Program 3

Rainforest Ecolodge Trips

Each year, The Pachamama
Alliance leads more than 150 people on a journey
to the Ecuadorian Amazon for a 10-day stay at the Kapawi Ecolodge. 
These Rainforest Trips give people a direct and intimate encounter with
the Achuar—an ancient people in the early stages of their relationship
with the modern world. 
 
Visitors experience the soul-stirring awe
of being in the heart of one of the largest untouched stands of primary
rainforests in the world, and they learn what it's like to live in harmony
with the Earth directly from the elders and shamans of one of the world's
oldest and most intact remaining dream cultures.

Category

Budget

$2,933,636.00

Population Served

Adults

Program 4

Demonstrating the Economic Value of the Rainforests

By supporting the successful
transfer of management and ownership of the Kapawi Ecolodge to the Achuar
people and by continuing to coordinate ecotourism trips by people from
the modern world.
 
The Pachamama Alliance joins our indigenous partners
in demonstrating the viability of economic alternatives to oil drilling
in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Category

Budget

$2,933,636.00

Population Served

Adults

service areas

International

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Areas Served Narrative

The Pachamama Alliance was born out of a relationship formed between a
group of people from the modern world and the leaders of indigenous
groups in the remote Amazon region of Ecuador.  The Alliance works both
in the Global South and the North to preserve the
rainforest and to bring about the creation of a new global vision of
equity and sustainability for all.

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Funding Needs

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The Pachamama Alliance
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Pachamama Alliance

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Principal Officer

Bill Twist

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gordon Starr

Founder and President, Starr Consulting Group

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